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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Answering a Reader Question #84

Anonymous Wrote:

i'm 13 nearly 14 and i want to start modeling but i've got braces , i really want to start as soon as possible but i would like to know what my chance's are .

please reply!!

Hey, Anonymous, thanks for the question. There is no black or white answer but I would say your chances are 50/50. It could really go either way. The possible outcomes could be:

- The agency likes your look, even with your braces, and signs you as is.
- The agency likes your look but would prefer to wait until you get your braces removed before offering you a contract. They may ask you to come back to their offices after your braces are off.
- You may not have the look that the agency wants at the moment.

The whole modeling with braces situation varies from case to case. As I mentioned in the post you commented on, "Modeling with Braces", there are different factors that come into play. If you have a few years before your braces come off but have a strong, marketable look, an agency could sign you since it would be some time before you'd have to redo your portfolio to reflect your new look without braces. However, if you only have a short amount of time before getting them off, the agency can save itself time and money by waiting for you to get your braces off first. Even if the agency asks you to come back at a later time, that is still a good sign because it shows they are interested enough in you.

Good luck to you!


Christina said...

Thanks for all the answers! They're very helpful.
I'm 14 and interested in print/commercial modeling. I'm 5'7", but not super skinny. I'm an athlete (a swimmer) and I was wondering what options I have. The agency I'm interested in has clients like Nike and Columbia and is interested in signing fitness oriented models. I weigh 140, but I look about 130. I also have braces, but only on the top, and I look at least 16. Thanks!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Christina! Thanks for the question, you'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #87". Thanks for reading!